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. >> chris: i'm chris wallace, with nine days until the election, obama an romney pull out all th ♪ >> chris: it is the swing state show down. as the candidates crisscross the country. we'll discuss where the race stands and what issues matter most, with senators from the states who will decide the election. republicans rob portman of ohio. and ron johnson of wisconsin. democrats mark virginia and mark udall of colorado and how does the electoral map look going in to the last week of the campaign, we'll ask the sunday panel where the race will be won and lost and from fine debate to around the clock rallies, we're on the stretch, on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll get to our coverage of the presidential race, in a moment. but, first, that huge storm that is bearing down on the east coast, threatening millions, as well as disrupting campaign schedules. here's the latest on the storm from the fox news extreme weather center, in new york. >> chris, yes, the storm likely we've never seen before, anywhere in the u.
obama. he is scheduled to appear in wisconsin, nevada, colorado today. mitt romney is scheduled to be in battleground virginia to talk , which will talk about in a moment. we will cover running at 2:00 p.m. on c-span and the president at 9:00 in colorado. watch here or listen on c-span radio. those are some of the latest headlines. [video clip] >> these are the stories your textbooks left out, great stories about real people in american history, very important moment in american history we don't know about. the first programs in america came to -- came 50 years before the mayflower sailed there there were french and they made wine and had the good sense to land in florida in june if instead of december in massachusetts. but then they were wiped out by the spanish. completely left out of the textbooks. a woman named hanna was taken captive by indians in 1695 and brought to new hampshire. still to come captors in the middle of the night, realized she could get a bounty for scalps of the indians, she went back and did that and made her way to boston, where she was a heroin and a st
for president obama they say that's not the case. others say they might just stay home and decide not to vote. what you saw in those clips you were just showing it the candidates making their closing arguments because in the end after all the negative ads, which i think at this point probably cancel each other out and it's just a lot of noise out there right now, it comes down to a matter of trust. what -- who do you trust? whose character do you really believe in? and overall whose opt tism -- optimism do you kind of buy into? >> we have heard mitt romney with a slightly tweaked message, the hopi changey thing that used to be the province of obama. >> i think this is a clever turn for him and i'm surprised he didn't start hitting it earlier because the obama brand of hope and change was so strong. like you said it, the way sarah palin said it, that hopi changey thing, he really reminded us that that wa what's obama promised. gwen: when i covered him, he campaigned and did defeat an income befpblet you can't just run on change though if you're the guy with the job? >> no, that's what he deli
concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> election day only five days away. president obama back on the campaign trail. the first day since super storm sandy hit the east coast. tonight, he's out west. >> we pledge to help those with whose lives have been turned upside down. >> as his republican challenger mitt romney targets swing state, virginia. >> we'll get it! >> the countdown is on and we have you covered. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, and it starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. back to business on the campaign trail after pull putting their swords away the last few days in the wake of super storm sandy, president obama and mitt romney back at it. we're going to start with today on the trail and tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: brian, it's been three days now since we have seen president obama in full campaign mode. mitt romney is restrained by mentioning the president by name. today, though, the
the campaign trail because of sandy. president obama is back in campaign mode. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i was going to surprise you. we're here at the obama field offices on columbia. lots of volunteers making phone calls and look who is here calling motors. charlie got a surprise fong call from none other than former secretary of state madeleine albright. this is part of the get-out-the- vote effort that you are saying across virginia as obama and romney both candidates wanting to win here in battleground virginia. today, mitt romney spent his day focused on virginia with stops in three areas. our chant is this, five more days. little time left, the campaign trail has been tricky. both canceled events because of the storm. today, both men were back in campaign mode. >> the consequence of what this election means -- we can't lose, we need you for agenda, we have to take back america. >> making the point he is still commander-in-chief, he wore his air force one jacket today for stops in several states. >> we will win wisconsin again and we will win this election and we will renew the
will be available to the candidate. president obama started in nevada. he picked up a big endorsement from new york mayor michael bloomberg. he will be back with bill clinton and musician dave matthews on saturday. >> mitt romney spent his day i wrote -- in roanoke. ending in virginia beach. showing just how important to virginia's to winning the war. >> their schedules are intense. >> you can see why. a policy poll shows president obama leading. with the margin of error and undecided voters, it is a statistical tie. >> we what is at stake in virginia. the team fighting to win the stage again. >> the president ended his campaign in virginia and kicks off this campaign. it is where he takes his wife for ballantine's -- valentine's. you have the city behind me. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> the chant is the same. >> four more years! >> how do you accomplish that? aside from constant visits. we have had 20 since june. dance with the one who brought you, an age old adage. that is women, young voters, and minorities. >> i do not believe we can get far with leaders of that right off half
that this has been a plus for president obama. how big, we will see. if you are the incumbents and you're in a tough race, what do you want to do? you want to look presidential. that's a great advantage of incumbency. that is precisely the way he has looked, with the help of his new best friend chris christie. i guess bill clinton will have to step aside. he was the president's new best friend. now it's chris christie. with that bipartisan blessing, the president looks good. for mitt romney, he was pushed off the stage. this storm was a kind of circuit breaker for about three days. momentum, at least according to the romney camp, had been building up for romney. you lose that. politics is not just about the national voter choice. there's a big dial-up emotions included in this. i think the air went out of the balloon to a certain degree for romney during those three days. does he have time to regen? of course. we are back in the campaign today and will be back at a fever pitch by monday night. look at where the candidates are going. that tells you where the race is really close. they a
up, president obama has a rally at the university of colorado at >> welcome back to our ongoing debate for the candidates for the 1st district in rhode island. we are recovering from storm sandy that did a huge amount of damage to many coastal homes. but that brings up an issue of federal flood insurance. and i had a question from a viewer should taxpayers provide incentives to healthy americans, not all coast home owners are wealthy but to build and rebuild by subsidizing their insurance? what do you say to that? should taxpayers do that? >> because federal insurance is subsidized by taxpayers, it encourages people to build and rebuild because they've got insurance. >> they should pay their fair share so i'm sure that insurance rates are very high in those areas. >> i never liked federal subsidized insurance on the coast so no. >> so your saying that people's homes who are washed away if they want to rebuild they pay for it themselves? >> i have no problem with. that my parents have a summer house. if that's where they want to put their house, that's their choice. their going t
'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> just five days until voters head to the polls to elect a president and the campaigning is in high gear. president obama and mitt romney both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. the former massachusetts gover
is a pro romney ad talking about romney will do more for the auto industry and accused president obama of shipping thousands of jobs to china. let's take a look. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama. his attacks on mitt romney are false. the truth? mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. he's supported by the detroit news. obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. >> before i get you to comment on it. i'm going to go to the obama ad. it is a response to this ad. obama ad called collapsed. it's a rebutle to this ad. >> when the auto industry faced collapse, mitt romney turned his back. even the conservative detroit news criticized romney for wrongheadedness on the bailout. and now, after romney's false claim of jeep out sourcing to china. >> here's what i want to know. i don't know the answer. and this is a good example. one of them's got to be wrong. who is wrong? >> well , the romney ad is technically true but misleading. one of the things he claims, it goes on to say that chrysler is going to increase production of jeeps in china. and turns out they
said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we are following breaking news in waldorf, maryland. a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind westlake high school. one of them has died and tonight the shooter is still on the run. fox 5's audrey barnes on live on the scene. what happened? >> reporter: i'm at the entrance to that footpath on hampshire circle at gopher court. behind me is where police blocked off the entrance. a couple in their 40s were out walking their dog about 7:15 tonight when they encountered a lone gunman who unloaded his handgun shooting the couple multiple times and as you said, the woman in their 40s has died. police are still -- her 40s has died. police are still on the scene. i want to bring in diane richardson from the charles county sheriff's office to give us more information. at this point do you have any idea what the motive was behind the shooting? >> no. first this is highly unusual in this area and quite frankly very upsetting because this is a very quiet area. apparently this
at a campaign rally in englewood, colorado. then president obama of former president bill clinton speak at a rally in virginia. by beginning at 10:35 eastern tonight on c-span. now, the final virginia senate debate. former virginia governors and square off in one of the closest rates in -- races in the country. courtesy of wsls tv in, west virginia. >> welcome, everyone, to the last debate of this virginia campaign. i am coming to you live from the beautiful campus in virginia. ♪ [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] ♪ >> again, good evening. i am jay warren, your monitor for tonight's debate. joining me also has to be the chairman of virginia tech, and a professor here. behind us is a very lively and enthusiastic southwest virginia crowd filling the theater. we welcome them and we welcome all of you. not only across all of southwest virginia and the commonwealth, but coming to you nationwide on c-span. tonight is your opportunity to hear directly from the candidates, unfiltered and unedited. it i
>>> good morning. president obama will be back on the campaign trail next hour for the first time since hurricane sandy hit. mitt romney has an event starting any minute now in roanoke, virginia. and we'll wait to see today's tone on the campaign trail, but it's been noticeably softer from romney since the storm. now, we continue to see absolutely devastating pictures from sandy. 74 people are now dead. 5 million still without power. this morning, president obama was briefed again on the situation by fema officials. yesterday, he spent four hours touring the damage and meeting with people in new jersey. in an emotional moment, a marina owner came to him in tears. he promised her she's going to get the help she needs. >> we are with here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> well, it's unprecedented timing. this is all happening just five days before the election. the latest round of nbc news wall street journal polls show the president leading in iowa, wisconsin, and new hampshire. but it is
swing states, those numbers have been the same way. in colorado our latest polling shows barack obama down by four points. these numbers are moving in similar fashion across most of the states, with one big exception, ohio. in a high of the numbers show that it is 48-48. there is great enthusiasm from republican voters across the country. the democrats appear to have a stronger ground game and we are seeing that especially in ohio. before we get into all of that, we have two guests and they've both say they have said things they regret they have informed me that is not accurate. governor rendell is someone who speaks his mind freely on nbc and obviously served as governor of the great state of pennsylvania. i want to start by asking them about their home states. can mitt romney win? >> i would say yes the pennsylvania is in play. and i would say that it is probably the best bellwether of what happened over the last three weeks. the their campaign is particularly active in a pennsylvania. they have not been running many television ads because most campaigns thought it was going to be i
much better than president obama. even the most liberal people say governor romney well outshined the president. that really helped with the early voting. the ground game in the key states is pivotal. but mitt romney's moving in the right direction. they can't afford four more years of barack obama. >> shannon: something the president has had to talk a lot about and fielded a lot of questions about, of course, the deadly attack in benghazi. four americans left dead and a lot of unanswered questions at this point. the house has held one initial hearing on this. there are a number of investigations underway. what is your impression so far about what have you learned and not been able to learn? >> what's unfortunate, the white house has not been transparent. they promised it, but they have not been candid. yesterday, a local aquilliate in colorado asked the president, did they deny a request for help and the president couldn't answer that basic question. a lot more questions we have four dead americans and people injured. and it's just sad, we have to make sure that it never, never h
's down from 8.5 million at the storm's peak. >> president barack obama was in new jersey joined by governor christie. the president told the people there in his words, we're going to be here for the long haul. >> it was back to school today for most of the students in our area. many kids from maryland to virginia returned to classes. a few schools remained closed because of lingering power outages. >> some of the worst damage we've seen has been along the new jersey shore. tonight, we have a report from kingsburg, new jersey. the police there say about 70% of that area is under water. jim ronfield has our report from there. jim? >> reporter: kingsburg is on a long list tonight of bayshore communities in crisis. a little progress to report about that water you referenced. we've seen it receding here on beachway. a lot of debris left behind and this storm has left behind scars to last a lifetime. three days post sandy and kingsburg, new jersey is still like other bayshore communities -- in crisis mode. roads still have standing water, sand and debris. homes bear fresh scars of the
, remain without power at this hour. president obama got a firsthand look at the damage today. >> the stock exchange running on generator power came back to life. the mayor gave a thumbs up and rang the opening bell to the sound of cheers. >> and more troubles. this is the scene in the coastal community of seaside heights, new jersey, where hundreds of homes were knocked off their foundations. >> and this is the scene near bayhead, new jersey, a community under water there and cut off as the atlantic ocean merged with another waterway. homes, once million-dollar homes, now worthless. we get the latest from new jersey and jay gray. >> reporter: good evening. this is the kind of devastation that hundreds of thousands are working through right now, the start of what is sure to be a long and very difficult recovery. the images are overwhelming. the sheer scope of the disaster unimaginable. >> we're seeing this very common sight here up and down the coastline in our area. >> reporter: from the battered new jersey shore to flood waters that fill the streets of hoboken and further north to rhode i
away. crews spent the night draining a pond looking for those brothers. >> president obama will see the damage sandy left behind firsthand. he'll travel to new jersey to see the damage. christie is one of the romney's biggest supporters, but he commended the president on his handling of the crisis. president obama will not see the damage sandy caused in new york city in person. the obama administration says the president wants to make sure police and rescue aren't drawn away from their response to the disaster. the president often works with local police and first responders when the president travels to a disaster zone. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he's fine with the president's decision. >> the governor of maryland and virginia will head to their respective states. virginia governor will go to chincoteague island while maryland governor will go to ocean city, where the town saw three feet of standing water due to flooding. and o'malley will visit the town of cristfield, which saw its worst flooding since gloria in 1985. news >>> news 4's melissa mollet is live in old
president obama will see the devastation sandy left behind firsthand. he just made an unscheduled stop at fema headquarters here in the district who see how they are handling the response to the storm. he will assess the damage there. the state's governor, chris christie will join him on the tour. he commended the presint yesterday on his handling of this crisis. >>> new today, fires sparked by sandy rekindled in a new jersey shore time. multiple fires fueled by natural gas lines. not far from seaside heights. 14 homes were destroyed by the fire in the town. firefighters can't reach the scene because the road is impassable. an obstacle rescue crews are running up and down the coast. daniele has more on the clean up efforts. >> reporter: from the garden state to the city that never sleeps, an entire coastline is waking up to ea rlty caused by hurricane sandy. >> the scariest thing i have been through. >> reporter: homes that ripped from their foundation are standing. in seaside heights, pieces of the popular funtown float in the ocean. >> we are lucky we are here today. >> reporter: hom
. >>> president obama will spend part of the day with one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. he'll survey the damage sandy left behind with governor chris christie. the new jersey governor has criticized the president in weeks and months, but he commended the commander in chief yesterday on his handling of the disaster. mitt romney will restart his campaign today with events in florida. the republican presidential nominee cancelled events the past two days out of respect for sandy's victim. yesterday he helped collect supplies that his supporters donated in ohio. >>> 6:07 is your time. 43 degrees. the major damage sandy caused to a space shuttle. >> the congressman who lost his home in a storm. anncr: washington's revolving door. george allen'. politicians go in. corporate lobbyists come out. in the senate, allen took money from big corporate interests... voting their way... for tax breaks for companies that ship virginia... jobs overseas. when we voted him out, allen cashed in. now allen wants another round. supporting a plan that will cost us more jobs. virginia can't trust george allen
vehicles. the obama administration also launched an initiative to test the safety of these futuristic cars. >>> well, believe it or not, we're already well into the age where cars can park themselves. liz crenshaw behind the wheel of a new vehicle with that technology to see just how well it works in those tricky parallel spots. >> would you buy a car that could park itself? >> i would. >> it kind of freaks me out that you don't have full control of the car. >> a car that parks itself. you'd expect it to be expensive. it's been offered as an option on some luxury cars. but today that luxury has gone mainstream. car manufacturers like toyota and ford now offer the self-parking options at an affordable price. >> ford decided we have all the technology on the vehicle. let's make this something that's available to all consumers. >> richard is a spokesperson for ford, put me behind the wheel of a 2013 ford escape. first, the system detects an available parallel parking space. >> okay. hands off the wheel. just reverse. >> off the steering wheel. puts the car in reverse. >> you got it. and now b
the election l sas well, which is j eight days away. president obama has cancelled campaign events in virginia and ohio to monitor the storm here from washington. he has also cancelled an appearance tomorrow here in colorado. mitt romney scrapped plans to spend yesterday in virginia. instead, he joined running mate paul ryan in ohio. the republican presidential nominee campaigning again today in ohio. he'll stop in iowa and wisconsin after that. the storm has also put early voting in maryland on hold. those hoping to cast their ballots before next week's election will have to wait at least a day as governor o'malley cancelled all early voting. early voting started on saturday. a lot of people lined up to get it done before the storm. voting was supposed to end on thursday, but it may be extended. complete coverage of hurricane sandy on our website, nbcwashington. nbcwashington.com. while you are online, you can sign up with breaking news and weather alerts. >>> new this morning, a woman faces charges accused of falsely reporting her car was stolen with her three young children inside, triggeri
storm is giving president obama opportunity to look presidential and display leadership but he is losing valuable campaigning time. ed henry has the latest. >> tough time for a lot of people. >> canceling two more campaign events in ohio, president obama headed to the red cross to continue the role of healer in chief. >> there is no excuse for inaction. i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we are getting the resources where they need, where they're needed as quickly as possible. >> looking presidential in the final week of a tight campaign in a role that one rare praise today from governor chris christie. >> he has been attentive in anything i asked for, he got to me. it thank the president publicly for that. he has done, as far as i'm concerned a great job for new jersey. >> biden has two solo ral his tomorrow in battleground florida and trying to drum up hispanic turnout telling univision talk show host that he and the president are breaking their neck to get real immigration law. clinton was in minnesota. a state that democrats were supposed to lock upped long ago. he tri
, the candidates are out in the battleground states. we're going to talk about that one thing that the obama campaign has not talked about, even though members of fox news team have tried to get him on the record, mr. president, what did you know about what happened in benghazi, libya on september the 11th, 2012? people aren't asking that. we're asking. we're not getting any answers. but today we have got another smoking gun because the white house before had said, you know, we didn't really have any real warnings of trouble there another smoking gun. more warnings. >> gretchen: apparently they even talked to suspending operations completely at the consulate. you know there were two locations in benghazi. hut consulate and then you had the cia operation house which people, i guess, didn't know was a cia operation house which is about a mile away. and they were talking and in the days leading up to this attack that maybe it was so unsafe for the ambassador to stay in this con schiewt that maybe they should just move all the operations over. this another piece of information come out in the la
to polling places next tuesday. a new washington post tracking poll shows president obama with 49% support to mitt room knee's 48%. president obama will campaign in ohio today while republican challenger mitt romney will be in wisconsin. gorn nor romney was in virginia yesterday and president obama will return to northern virginia tomorrow for a campaign stop. later this morning both camps will be watching the latest jobs report. if it's the last one before the election. >>> >> changes to speed and red light camera spine fines. >> but first a man accused of a string of pipe bombings. we'll many or on that coming up when fox 5 morning news continues.  >>> there is some breaking news from northern virginia this morning. a suspect has been killed by sheriff's deputies. this happened around 4:00 this morning on tack et mill road near the staff ford county line. authorities tell us the incident began as an accident investigation. it's unclear though how it's kalated to a deadly shooting. we'll continue to follow that throughout the morning. >>> the nationwide man
assistance. but everyone knows this is one small step on a long road to recovery. >> president obama spent part of the day wednesday getting a firsthand look at new jersey areas ravaged by the storm. the state has 127 miles of shore line. most of it left in shambles. >> it's caused a lot of devastation. a lot of people are going to be out of work. there's going to be a lot of work. it was bad. it was real bad. >> the president, the governor and other officials assessed the damage. assured the state of the government's support. >> what i can promise you is the federal government will be working closely as possible and we will not quit until this is done. >> the state has several coastal areas that fuel $35 billion tourism industry. board walk inside ruins. the damage striking a cripple blow to the state's economy. >> all the fun time pier, nothing is left. all the rides are torn down, everything. >> the damage is minor compared to the things that are irreplaceable. >> if you look to your right, to your left, those are the things that can't be replaced. >> we did see ghosts and goblins inlan
of the race, the candidates are back on the campaign trail today. president obama has three stops in the battleground state of ohio. and tomorrow the president comes back to virginia on stage in manassas with bill clinton and rocker dave matthews. yesterday mr. obama picked up the endorsement of new york he campaigned in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. >>> meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney starts the day with a campaign rally in wisconsin, and then heads to ohio for two more campaign events. he'll join his wife ann and running mate paul ryan in ohio. >>> in 90 minutes. the labor department will release the october unemployment report. economists say about 121,000 jobs were added. it would likely raise the rate slightly from 7.8% to 7.9% last month. >>> kwame brown could serve just six days when prison when sentenced november 13th. that's the recommendation prosecutors released yesterday. the former d.c. council chairman pleaded guilty in june to corruption charges. prosecutors admit his crime was serious but say brown deserves credit for accepting responsibility and cooper
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around the country. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: president obama travels to buy ohi-- to ohio. mitt romney makes stops in hampshire, iowa and colorado. in colorado he will be joined by his wife. that is at the fallen for the 5 tonight on c-span and c-span radio. you can go to c-span.org for details hid for the next 45 minutes we are looking at a key house and senate races. e seats a 45th stat likely democrat. we will take a look of those the little. we love to hear from you about the house and senate elections in your state. how you plan to vote, tell us why. 202-585-3880 -- democrats. 202-585-3881 -- republicans. 202-585-3882 -- in the 10th independents. you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. you can send us an e-mail at cspan@journal.org. or reach us on facebook -- facebook.com/cspan. here is a map. 46 democrats as far as the seats are concerned. a 43 seats now in a lot for republicans. any good to the top of states, they look at 11 toss ups. in ohio, virginia, wisconsin, those for some of t these dates toss ups. again, if you want to give us a little in the foot of the house an
on friday. obama canceled his campaign in florida. he opted to return to the white he isthis morning where conditions andm is prepping for an appearance tomorrow in green bay. he and president clinton will attend the events together. mayor ron is going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. si looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, ince
landfall people up and down the east coast are still feeling the impact. today president obama is expected to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. crews and first responders from our area have been sent to some of the worst hit areas while 2.5 million people are still without power. more than half are in new jersey. >>> as the death toll rises and people continue to clean up new york mayor michael bloomberg has decided to cancel tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. mean
votes and as of now it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >>t was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk
, president obama declared a major disaster in the new york city area. at least seven subway tunnels under the river are flooded as we speak. there was an explosion at a con-ed substation. that left a quarter million people in manhattan without power. as if power outages aren't bad enough, a 13-foot surge of sea water flooded. sandy is also being blamed for a burst of snow in west virginia. >> meanwhile, right here in the area, metro says it will resume bus and train service at 2:00 this afternoon. the system will be on a sunday schedule for the rest of the day. some bus routes may be impacted because of debris or damage. there could be delays out there. metro suspects they will be back on a normal service tomorrow morning. meanwhile, we monitor the number of people in the area without power this morning. northern virginia has the most outages. almost 98,000. many virginia customers are in the dark right now. they are working to restore power to 15,000 people. in maryland, pepco is reporting more than 19,000 outages. bg & e says more than 15,000 people have no electricity. >> just like yes
hurricane now with 75 mile-per-hour winds. what to expect in the d.c. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> tracking sandy this moing. we have live pictures from rehoboth beach, already
begin to pick up the pieces left in sandy's wake. president obama warns sandy is still pounding portions of the country. >> it is still moving north. there are still communities that could be affected. so i want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, still risks of downed power lines and high winds. >> reporter: downed power lines are part of the damage across southern new jersey where sandy made landfall last night. millions are without power in 17 states with no concrete tame table as to when the lights will -- timetable as to when the lights will come back on. >> during hurricane irene full restoration took eight days. for hurricane sandy full restoration may take longer. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie took a 4 1/2 hour long helicopter tour of devastated areas in his state. he's thanking volunteers and first responders and comforting those who have lost everything. >> very difficult time. very difficult day. so we just start. we survived. >> reporter: new jersey is not the only state recovering today. new york governor andrew cuomo was also touring damage
. most of the state's mass transit systems are shut down. president barack obama saw the devastation for himself and vowed that storm victim will vic -- that storm victims will get the help they need. >>> mr. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. >>> breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. >>> fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire w
boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes des
and suddenly this happened. what is very significant about the obama administration was at once it happened, they did not necessarily look around and say, what should we do? they did not hold back. the kind of pounced on it. whoever is running foreign policy amongst their time, when something good or bad happens, get moving on it. i think the obama administration really moved on this issue in burma. i think this has helped the process go forward. it is not just surprises, but how you react to them. i think obama did a great job on burma. >> for the first time in my life, i think i will listen and observe. [laughter] my staff is going, i cannot believe it. i hate having to put them through working for people like us. i will say this about strategic surprises -- i never in a million years thought that i would come home to my daughters doing this cowboy thing dance around the living room singing "gangnam style." [laughter] >> i do not know if we will be able to take everybody's questions. if you can state who you are and possibly address your question to one of our panelists. please make your
back to work. he has two cats and has been taking one, which is the obama pass. 90% of the time he has supported job killing policies of the obama administration. if we want people back to work we cannot have obamacare. its stifles the economy, and it does not reform health care. it is going to take $10 billion from the economy on an annual basis it does not work, so we need to talk about the past. one is more government control. >> senator, your response. >> first, i want to thank the networks and my family, my wife of 35 years, my daughter, and my other daughter, and 60% of the grand kids are here. it is good to have james here. jobs are critically important, and i think if you take a look at what is wrong with washington, d.c. compan, there a long list of people. the jobs bill as a prime example that you brought up. it is interesting the gentleman i am running with is hyper partisan. he mentioned rosa, and she has gotten off hold of me and said he has not been much of the health on the subcommittee, and quite frankly, what needs to be done is people need to work together as american
still playing out. both the obama and romney campaigns are scrambling to switch up their schedules and recalibrate their messages as they reond to sandy. >>> fox 5 morning news at 7 starts right noufrment >>> this is halloween, wednesday, october 31st, 2012. there's your live look outside. much more traffic this morning than we've had in a you a mornings. >> metro also open today. normal service resumed this morning. however, some bus routes could be affected by flooding and road closures, so build in some extra time for your trip. >>> the federal government is open today, though employees have the option for unscheduled leave and telework. most students will head back to the classrooms but some schools are still closed due to power outages. in fairfax county, the following schools will remain closed. they are language ly langly. in arlington county, bar croft elementary school is closed n d.c., jefferson county will remain closed. >> prince georges county, excel academy is closed n howard county, bowman bridge elementary school is closed and arundel county will have 17 schools tha
york. >> reporter: and he talked to president obama and other mayors. >> the president underscored his commitment to doing everything possible to help every state and city that's been affected by sandy. he indicated that he was prepared to make sure we cut through all red tape. so the federal assistance that's needed which is needed more by some than others will be made immediately available. and indicated this could have been a lot worse. i see there is a mess out here but all my people are at work. so it looks like things are moving along. >> reporter: the d.c. government and schools closed two days are to reopen on wednesday. and early voting will resume. the city also has canceled a controversial $15 surcharge for any taxicab ride. >> how are you today? >> reporter: during his tour, the mayor was glad to see that the flood prone neighborhood of bloomingdale in near northwest made it through without serious damage. city work crews had spent several days in advance clearing storm drains. >> enjoy the rest of your day. >> reporter: but the day off is over. everyone back to work tomorr
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